Date Listed: 18 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 187323
OS Grid Reference: SK9030209163
OS Grid Coordinates: 490302, 309163
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6727, -0.6659
Location: Exton, Rutland LE15 8AB
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SK 90 NW EXTON BARNSDALE HILL
Large country house built for earl Fitzwilliam as a hunting lodge in 1890
by E. J. May. Picturesque 'Old English' assymmetry. Coursed and squared
rubble with ashlar dressings and a red tiled roof. Entrance front of 5
irregular bays, including a 2 storey balustraded porch with strapwork
decoration and banded round arched opening, and massive timber doors.
Various mullion and transom windows, one a leaded bay. Double gabled
projection to right, and gabled dormers to centre. Very tall brick
chimney shafts. S.W. front of 5 bays, 1:3:1. To the left a gable with
2 storeyed canted bay window, central range has 3 gabled dormers with
finials, and mullion and transom windows, one of which expresses the
staircase within, a tall window with a single ogeelight within the mullions.
The right hand bay projects as a massive stack with small inglenook lights,
3 brick chimney shafts and a 2 storey bay window on the inner face.
Interior has a series of eleborately decorated rooms: the entrance hall
has a wood screen arcade to the stairwell, infarmost corner, and ornately
wrought staircase. Panelled dining room and drawing room with ornate
columned fireplace recess etc.
Listing NGR: SK9030209163
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